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Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Fairy Otelia


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Tube of choice or one included in kit.
If you're using the same tube, please credit Lisa of Sophisticated Scraps for the tube. Thank you, Lisa! ♥
  FTU Fairly Otelia Scrap kit by Wicked Princess Scraps found HERE. Thank you so much! ♥
Template 21 by Artmama found HERE Thank you,  Artmama! ♥
Becky Mask 009 found HERE Thank you, Becky! ♥
Font of choice or one I used called Caramel Crunch, a pay font.
 
 
Remember my tutorial is a mere guide.
 
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 1.  Open template 21, delete the credit layer, the Summer wordart 'n Summer glitter layers.
Resize canvas size to 675 x 575 px.  We can resize later.
Flood fill the empty space on the background layer with white.
Add a new raster layer. Selections ~ select All.
Open paper 41 from kit, copy 'n paste INTO the selection. Deselect. Image ~ flip.
Open Becky mask 009, minimize.
Layers ~ new mask layer ~ find mask in drop down menu 'n apply.
Merge group. Resize this masked layer by 110%.  Sharpen once.
 
2.  Select left large rectrangle ~ selections All ~ float, defloat ~ add a new raster layer.
Make a gradient with two colors from your tube. I used fore # f5c8be, bg # f56f7a.
Linear gradient 45 degrees, repeats 0. Flood fill this new raster layer with gradient.
Delete original rectangle layer.
 
Do same for the right large rectangle but inverting your gradient by ticking invert box on gradient menu.
 
Do same to right 'n left small circle layers but instead of using a linear gradient, choose the sunburst gradient using same colors.
 
3.  Select bottom rectangle frame ~ select All ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill with color # fff8b2. Deselect.
Add noise ~ uniform ~ 64 ~ monochrome checked. D/S 2/2/45/5 blur color # 404040.
Delete original frame layer.
 
4. To add a noise frame layer to the two large rectangle layers, select a rectangle ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify expand by 5 px.
Add a new raster layer ~ flood fill white ~ modify selection ~ contract by 6 and delete. Deselect.
Add noise as above. D/S.
Do same for other large rectangle layer.
 
On large circle frame layer ~ select All ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill # fff8b2. Deselect.
Add noise. D/S. Delete original white large circle frame layer.
 
5.  Now to personalize your tag, add any elements from the kit as desired.
flower 12 ~ 100%
paper clip 7 ~ 50%
glitter flower 2 ~ 25%
ribbon 13 ~ 50%
pink sparkle 1 ~ 100 %
butterfly 3 ~ 25%
diamond string ~ 100%
fairy tube ~ 95%.
 
Drop shadow any elements as desired.
 
 6. To add name as I have, use a linear gradient fill (foreground nil), type name. Image rotate 15 degrees to left. 
Select All ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify selection ~ expand by 2 px. Add a new raster layer ~ flood fill white. Deselect.
Move this layer below gradient name layer. Add noise as above. D/S as above.
 
If you wish to resize tag, do so now using 90% smartsize.
 
 Add copyright & watermark.
 
 7.  Close white background ~ select any tube layer ~ merge visible.
Save as a PNG.
 
Hope you enjoy your new fairy tag.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Crazy For You


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Two tubes of choice by same artist. I am using the beautiful artwork of Ismael Rac found HERE.
  FTU Mama Kit by LiseteScrap found HERE for a limited time. Thank you! ♥
Mask 210 by Insatiable Dreams found HERE Thank you! ♥ D/L Mask 7 set.
Wordart found HERE by Jo-Hana. Thank you! ♥
Font for name is Weltron found HERE
Optional:  Filters Unlimited 2.0 ~ Paper Textures
 
 
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 1.  Open a new transparent image 700 x 700 px. Flood fill white. We can resize later.
Resize circle frame (element 6) 510 px. C/P. Duplicate. Resize duplicate 50%. Move to upper right corner.
 Select large circle frame. With magic wand, click inside circle frame ~ modify selection ~ expand by 7.
Open paper 4, resized to 600 px ~ C/P as a new layer. Selections ~ invert ~ delete. Deselect.
Move paper layer below frame.
 Do the same for the smaller circle frame.
 
2.  Add a new raster layer above the white background. Selections ~ select All.
Open paper 1, copy 'n paste INTO the selection. Deselect.
Open mask 210, minimize. Layers ~ from Image ~ find mask in drop down menu ~ apply.  Merge group.
 
3.  Open main tube of choice. C/P above the paper layer of large circle. Align. Erase any part of tube extending beyond frame on bottom.
Duplicate tube. Move duplicate copy above the large circle frame. Erase the bottom edge of the tube that extends beyond the bottom of the frame.
 
Select paper layer of small circle frame. Select ~ All ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert.  Open second tube of choice ~ C/P as a new layer ~ align ~ delete. Deselect.
Change the blend mode to Luminance L.
 
4.  Now to personalize your tag add elements of choice on different layers:
 
Wordart by Jo-Hana ~ 540 px wide ~ colorize hue 255, saturation 255
Select black wording with selection tool ~ point-to-point ~ then change color to white using brightness 255/contrast 0. Deselect.
 
 Element 16 ~ 20%
Element 13 ~ 7%
Element 14 ~ 9%
Element 15~ 10%
 Element 21 ~ 20%
 Element 23 ~ 11%
 Element 24 ~ 20%
 Element 26 ~ 20%
 Element 32 ~ 20%
 Element 34 ~ 16%
 
Rotate & sharpen any elements of choice.
 
5.  To add name, use Weltron font sz 90 Foreground nil, background fill # f29289
Center horizontally to canvas. Convert to raster layer.
Using Filters Unlimited 2.0 ~ paper textures ~ select Japanese Paper ~ apply.
Select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ expand by 2 px ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill all the selections white. Deselect.
Move this layer below the color-fill layer.
D/S 2/2/25/5 blur color black & repeat.
 
6. Add a large, soft D/S to your elements 'n frame using 10/10/25/7 blur, color black.
If you wish to resize, do so now using smartsize 85 - 90%.
Add copyright & watermark.
 
7.  Close white background layer. Merge visible and save as a PNG.
 
 
Hope you enjoy your new creation!

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Sexy As Hell


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Tubes of choice.
 I am using the sexy artwork of Keith Garvey. You can purchase a license to use his work at MPT.
Template 192 by Gina's Gems Tuts 'n Such found HERE
Font of choice or one I used is Bank Gothic Light found HERE
Mask4 of Mask Set 1-4 by Rieka Rafika found HERE
Scrap accessories of choice or a FTU kit called Lily of the Valley found HERE for a limited time!
Filters:  Tramages ~ Pool Shadow
Eye Candy 4000 ~ Gradient Glow
EyeCandy 5 ~ Impact ~ Glass
Xero - Fritillary & Porcelain
 
  * * * * *
 
 1.  Open template 192, Shift + D to duplicate. Close original template.
Delete top credit layer, white strip layers 1 & 2, center circle frame and 'Cute As A Button' & 'Sweet As Candy' wordart layers.
On 'Sexy As Hell' wordart layer, draw a rectangular selection around the word 'AND'  and delete.
Delete the Sexy As Hell outline layer.
 
2.  Select the Scribbled heart layer ~ move it to the left little box ~ Duplicate 'n move copy layer to little frame box on right.
See reference tag.
D/S rectangle frame 1, 2 and 3 with 2/2/39/5 blur color black.
 
3. Select small circle 1, use Xero ~ Fritillary ~ setting 5/30/50/45
use same setting for small circle 2 layer.
 
4. Select Large Circle 1 layer ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ add a new raster layer and flood fill #f8bcc9. INVERT selection.
Open tube of choice. I resized tube 110% and sharpened tube using Unsharp mask ~ radius 1, strength 40, clipping 3, luminance only checked.
C/P as a new layer above large circle layer ~ center ~ delete excess. INVERT selection again.
 choose Modify ~ select selections borders ~ inside ~ border width 5, anti-alias checked.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with # df254c. Selections ~ none.
Add noise ~ random  ~ uniform ~ 43%.
 
Do the very same with Large Circle 2 layer.
On tube layers, only apply Xero ~ Porcelain ~ standard setting or 50, 128, 128, 0, 0, 255.
 
5. Select Medium Circle 1 layer ~ selections ~ All ~ float ~ defloat ~ apply Tramages ~ Pool Shadow ~ 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 130.
Deselect.
Apply EyeCandy 4000 ~ Gradient Glow with white ~ glow width 3, soft corners 0, opacity 100 ~ color white ~ choose Fat preset.
 
Do same with Medium Circle 2 layer.
 
6.  Select black rectangle 1 layer ~ change color to white by using contrast/brightness ~ 255/0 respectively.
Do same for black rectangle 2 layer.
 
7.  Select diagonal squares layer ~ change color to white by using contrast/brightness ~ 255/0
Selections ~ All ~ float ~ defloat
Open tube of choice ~ mirror ~ C/P as a new layer and center over top left square of diagonal. Invert selection ~ delete.
Deselect.  Merge down tube layer to white diagonal layer.  Sharpen using Unsharp mask setting as above.
 Draw a selection around bottom left diagonal square 'n delete. (This will be hiden by main tube.)
 
8.  Select Center Circle ~ apply EyeCandy5 ~ Impact ~ Glass as below:
 
  
 
 
9.  Add any other embellishments from kit as desired, resized to your liking.
D/S all your layers except tube layers and scribbled hearts.
 
10. You may use the word art supplied if you wish. I chose to re-write it using Bank Gothic Light sz 30 px. Anti-alias Sharp.
Fill color # d52f4c.
Select ~ All ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify ~ expand by 2 ~ add a new raster layer ~ flood fill white ~ deselect.
Move this white layer below your word art layer. Add noise ~ uniform ~ 43% ~ monochrome checked. D/S.
Do same for each wordart layer you add and your name as well.
Change sz of font to 50 px for 'Sexy As Hell' wordart.
Change sz of font to 72 for name. For added affect, use Tramages ~ Pool Shadow on fill color layer for your name. (Not noise layer.)
 
11.  Add main tube ~ Duplicate ~ change blend mode to soft light.  D/S original tube layer only. Move main tube layers below "Sexy As Hell" word art layer.
Add copyright & watermark.
 
12.  Select white background layer, add a new raster layer ~ flood fill with a gradient of foreground white, background #f8bcc9.
Choose linear gradient ~ 45 degrees, repeats 0 ~ flood fill layer.
Open mask 4, minimize. Apply mask from image. Merge Group. Resize 90 - 95%.
 
Close white backgrounds ~ select any tube layer ~ merge visible ~ save as a PNG.
 
Voila!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Yippee! Just a short note...

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to share with you the awesome tutorial site that lists tutorials and features spotlight tutorials as well. One of my tuts was recently featured and I have to thank Nicky of Pixelberry for choosing of my tuts "Memories" found HERE. I'm thrilled to say the least. Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving me messages. I do read them all but tend to get tardy in responding. Have a joyous month of May! I hope to be back soon with a new tut. xoxo

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